Tag: International Olympic Committee

Japan’s Olympics Chief Faces Corruption Charges in France

LONDON — The president of Japan’s Olympic Committee has been indicted on corruption charges in France, following an investigation into the bidding process that led to Tokyo being awarded the Summer Games it is preparing to host next year. Tsunekazu Takeda, a former Olympian who is also the chairman of the International Olympic Committee’s marketing […]

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Boxing Federation Controversy Puts Sport at Risk in the Next Olympics

LONDON — The International Olympic Committee is moving toward expelling boxing’s international federation, a step that could imperil one of the tent-pole events of the Summer Olympics at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Controversy has for years plagued the boxing federation, which is known by the acronym A.I.B.A. Then last month, a man the United […]

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Sports of The Times: Does Calgary Really Want the Winter Olympics? Does Anyone?

CALGARY, Alberta — Hobbled by a reputation for gross expense and corruption, the International Olympic Committee has become a mendicant, shuffling from nation to nation, shaking its cup and asking if anyone might be interested in bidding on the 2026 Winter Games. The Norwegians, the greatest of all Winter Olympic countries, found too many expenses […]

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Why Smith and Carlos Raised Their Fists

But that hopeful slogan became instantly obsolete with a horrific act of violence as the games were beginning. Youthful rebellions had rattled many nations in 1968 — France was still recovering from the student protests of the spring, and a parallel movement in Czechoslovakia had ended in August when Soviet tanks rolled in. Naturally, Mexican […]

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The World Anti-Doping Agency Cleared Russia. Based on What?

Three years after Russia’s drug-testing agency was banned over one of the largest and most egregious state-sponsored doping schemes in the history of sport, it’s back in business, authorized by the World Anti-Doping Agency to certify that the same Russian athletes it so recently helped cheat are clean. It’s hard to know where to start […]

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Russia’s Antidoping Agency Is Reinstated by WADA

WADA’s president, Craig Reedie, told the BBC before the vote on Thursday: “I think it’s entirely within the road map that was specified. The second condition still requires a copy of the database and raw data to come to us. If they don’t deliver, they won’t be compliant.” But many athletes and officials expressed dismay […]

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Are Video Games Olympic Material? Some Boosters Say Yes

Mr. Assarasakorn of the Thai e-sports federation said a common problem is that casual video gamers are confused with “e-athletes,” some of whom have training regimens that include running and muscle-strengthening exercises. He added that physical training was linked with success in e-sports, and that playing video games had a physical dimension. “Even typing what […]

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